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First Comes Like & Second First Impressions

Alisha Rai & Sally Thorne

Warwick’s presents
Alisha Rai & Sally Thorne

First Comes Like & Second First Impressions

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm PST

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On Tuesday, February 23rd at 4:00pm PST Warwick's will host Alisha Rai as she discusses her new book, First Comes Like, in conversation with Sally Thorne. Alisha Rai pens award-winning contemporary romances and her novels have been named Best Books of the Year by Washington Post, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. When she's not writing, Alisha is traveling or tweeting. Sally Thorne is the USA Today-bestselling author of The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine. She lives in Canberra, Australia with her husband in a house filled with vintage toys, too many cushions, a haunted dollhouse and the world's sweetest pug.

About First Comes Like: Beauty expert and influencer Jia Ahmed has her eye on the prize: conquering the internet today, the entire makeup industry tomorrow, and finally, finally proving herself to her big opinionated family. She has little time for love, and even less time for the men in her private messages - until the day a certain international superstar slides into her DMs, and she falls hard and fast.

There's just one wrinkle: he has no idea who she is.

The son of a powerful Bollywood family, soap opera star Dev Dixit is used to drama, but a strange woman who accuses him of wooing her online, well, that's a new one. As much as he'd like to focus on his Hollywood fresh start, he can't get Jia out of his head. Especially once he starts to suspect who might have used his famous name to catfish her...

When paparazzi blast their private business into the public eye, Dev is happy to engage in some friendly fake dating to calm the gossips and to dazzle her family. But as the whole world swoons over their relationship, Jia can't help but wonder: Can an online romance-turned-offline-fauxmance ever become love in real life?

About Second First Impressions: Ruthie Midona has worked the front desk at the Providence Luxury Retirement Villa for six years, dedicating her entire adult life to caring for the Villa's residents. Somewhere along the way, she's forgotten that there's a world outside of work - until she meets the son of the property developer who just acquired the retirement center.

Teddy Prescott has spent the last few years partying, tattooing himself when bored, and generally not taking life too seriously. When Teddy needs a place to crash, his father seizes the chance to get him to grow up. He'll let Teddy stay in one of the on-site cottages at the retirement home, but only if he works to earn his keep.

Ruthie has plans for Teddy: her two wealthiest and most eccentric residents need a new personal assistant. The women are ninety-year-old, four-foot-tall menaces, and not one of their assistants has lasted a full week. Offering up Teddy seems like a surefire way to get rid of the tall, handsome, unnerving man who won't stop getting under her skin. Ruthie doesn't count on the fact that in Teddy Prescott, the Biddies may have finally met their match. He'll pick up Chanel gowns from the dry cleaner and cut Big Macs into bite-sized bits He might even remind Ruthie what it's like to be young and fun again.

But when she finds out Teddy's father's only fixing up the retirement home to sell it, putting everything she cares about in jeopardy, she's left wondering if Teddy's magic was all just a façade.